Ryan Jonker Music

 As performed by “The Commandant’s Own” at  PASIC 2018 ,  The State Fair of Texas , and  Midwest Clinic !

As performed by “The Commandant’s Own” at PASIC 2018, The State Fair of Texas, and Midwest Clinic!

 

ABOUT RYAN

 

Ryan Jonker is a composer/arranger based out of Washington D.C. and a performing member of "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.  

Born in southwest Michigan, Ryan graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance.  At WMU, he studied under professor Judy Moonert.  Ryan was a charter member of both the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps and Legends Winter Percussion, where he aged out and has then served as a percussion instructor. 

Ryan has served as Percussion Supervisor for the Portage Central, Portage Northern, and Parchment High School Bands as well as the Legends Indoor Ensemble, all from southwest Michigan.  He has also served as a percussion instructor for the Concord High School Marching Band and Winter Percussion section in Elkhart, IN.  Ryan has taught, composed, and arranged for numerous other schools, including the West Potomac High School Marching Band and the James Madison University Marching Royal Dukes from Harrisonburg, VA.  

His compositions and arrangements have been performed across the United States, including at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC, 2018), the State Fair of Texas (Dallas, 2018), and an upcoming performance at Midwest Clinic (Chicago, 2018).

Ryan currently resides in Virginia with his beautiful wife Natalie, where he serves as an active duty member of "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. 

Ryan is a proud endorser of SABIAN Cymbals and Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets.

 

 

Listen

Original compositions by Ryan Jonker.  Contact Ryan to create custom music for you.  Visit the store to buy the music you hear below.

Education

Offering instruction in the following:

 

  • Clinics with your High School, College, or Independent percussion ensemble members/staff.

  • Individual percussion/drum lessons online (limited availability! - contact to get on the waitlist)

  • Composition, arranging, Sibelius/VDL lessons online

FREE PDFs

"Packet A" is an invaluable resource for percussionists at any stage in their development as rudimental players.  The 40 Rudiments are something every percussionist should know inside and out. 

The following three packets represent some of the most important exercises my students of all ages have used to develop as percussionists.  

This final packet is a good starting point for beginners.  Check it out!

Snare Drum Solos

Click here to visit the store and download a new snare solo today, or click here to request a customized solo designed just for you on ANY instrument!

 
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Percussion ensemble

Small, medium, large... beginner, intermediate, advanced... find your next percussion ensemble piece here.

 
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Marching SHows

Purchase your next Winter percussion or Fall marching band show today!  Choose from shows that are already written and ready for instant purchase/download, or have a custom show designed for you.  

Arrangements

Percussion Ensemble Arrangements:

“A Million Dreams” (The Greatest Showman) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"A Thousand Miles" (Vanessa Carlton) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

“Dream On” (Aerosmith) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

“Enterprising Young Men” (from STAR TREK) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music ———

“Every Breath You Take” (Sting/The Police) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music ———

“Every Little Thing She Does is Magic” (Sting) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Fake Love" (Drake) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

“Feliz Navidad” for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Get Lucky" (Daft Punk) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Home" (Michael Buble) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

“Love Yourself” (Justin Bieber) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

“The Luckiest” (Ben Folds) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Mad World" (Gary Jules) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Say Something" (Christina Aguilera) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

“Thunder” (Imagine Dragons) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Titanium" (David Guetta) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Trichotomy" (Ryan Jonker) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Triple Threat" (Ryan Jonker) for Beginning Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

"Within" (Daft Punk) for Percussion Ensemble - Click here for sheet music

Solo Percussion Arrangements:

"Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) for Solo Marimba - Click here for sheet music

"Nine Grooves for Snare Drum" - Click here for sheet music

Piano Arrangements:

"Enterprising Young Men from STAR TREK" for Piano Duet - Click here for sheet music

"Get Lucky" (Daft Punk) for Piano Duet - Click here for sheet music

"Mad World" (Leonard Cohen) for Piano Duet - Click here for sheet music

"Within" (Daft Punk) for Piano Duet - Click here for sheet music